Steam Engines

The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

The Rise and Fall of Steam-Powered Fire Engines

Column by Sam Moore

Learn about old-time hose and hook-and-ladder companies, which operated almost exclusively in towns.


Industrial Strength: 1917 Vilter Corliss Steam Engine

Story by Bill Vossler. Photos by Nikki Rajala and Bill Vossler.

Thanks to the Scott-Carver Threshers Assn., a 1917 Vilter Corliss steam engine powers its way into its second century.


Preserving a Steam Traction Legacy

By Jon Fieker

A pair of Missouri brothers continue their forebears’ passion for steam traction engines.


Steam-Powered Gristmill is New Again

By Dan R. Manning

A 1883 Missouri steam-powered gristmill back in business, thanks to a new boiler and steam boiler specialist Jeff Lund.


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2019 Steam Schools

By the Farm Collector staff

Learn about steam or add to your existing knowledge at one of several steam schools across the country this show season.


The Harrison Jumbo Steam Engine

By Bill Vossler

A rare 1911 Harrison Jumbo plays a star role in beer-making demonstrations across the western U.S.


Replica Case Road Locomotive Comes to Life

By Loretta Sorensen

A North Dakota man defies the odds to hand-build a complete, authentic, working replica of a 1904 Case 150hp Road Locomotive.


Model Steam Engine Scaled to Perfection

By Bill Vossler

Four years in the making, a scale model Wood Bros. steam engine demonstrates the power of love.



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